Simplifying the workflow of my board

Hello everyone,

My team has been using Jira for bug tracking and wants to start using Green Hopper (Jira Agile) to manage our releases.

I alrwady have a project from our latest release where we managed our defects. Since we have defects in backlog we want to handdle during our new release, I created our board with assigning this defect project to it.

the thing is, the borad was created without the simplified workflow so i can't move stories and tasks around in the 'work' pannel. I went to 'configurations -> Columns' and there i have a 'simplify workflow' button.

When i click it, it warns me that all the items in my board (defects, epics i added and user stories i added) are about to change.

Now, i don't mind the epics and user stories, since i just added them, but how does this affect my defects? they are all part of a project we just finished in last release and i don't want to riun them in anyway.

Thanks!

Shira

3 answers

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Tim is right, but it likely won't affect anything. I'd say you can go ahead. If there was a big problem, JIRA wouldn't let you activate the simplify button.

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Nov 21, 2013

The only way to know how it will affect is to try it on a test instance and check if you like the change or not.

Thanks Both.

I decided to first try it out with a dummy project, which i added several defects to. After i changed it to simplefied workflow i verified i can keep working on the defects the same.

Then i changed my real project - it took maybe 10 seconds and so far everything seems to be in place

I Appreciate your answers!

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